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The Road to Argentina

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After Valparaiso we decided we needed three things:To start heading to Argentina (Sam’s sister was visiting us in Patagonia for Christmas and we had a LONG way to go). Free camp and cook our own food to get us…
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Hiking in Torres del Paine

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We wake to cloudy skies, but no rain, and relatively little wind.  Debate continues about whether or not we will hike or ride to the waterfall of Salto Grande and to starting point of the Mirador de Los Cuernos trail…
The colorful houses of Valpo. So much like San Francisco.

Finding Neruda in Valparaiso

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I love Valparaiso, everything you enfold, and everything you irradiate, sea bride… I love the violent light with which you turn to the sailor on the sea night. Pablo Neruda When Sam and I first met he would read me…
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Torres del Paine National Park

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Torres del Paine has been on my wish list for many years.  And to think I’m here in the midst of it is amazing to me.  The weather, and particularly the wind, are notoriously bad here, so we plan to…
Picnic stop with a view

Because I’m worth it

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Picnic stop with a view – Lago Nordernskjold, Torres del Paine national park, Chile.Esquel, Patagonia, Argentina [by Jeremy] Well, we’re here now. I suppose we better go and see what all the fuss is about. There are some places…
This was the first time we had seen lemons since the United States. I filled bags and bags with all this goodness.

Pisco, produce and stars

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The more time we were spending in Chile, the more I kept feeling the parallels with my home state of California. They both have a long rugged coast along the Pacific ocean. They are both mostly deserts, saved by water…
Near San Perdro de Atacama is The Valley of the Moon. Kind of looked like a poor mans Bryce Canyon. We drove through this on our quest for tires.

Is the adventure over?

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After crossing some of the most remote and harsh landscapes of this trip, traveling only on dirt roads and dry camping for weeks at altitudes above 13,000 feet, we crossed from the dusty, washboard roads of Bolivia onto the perfect…
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Punta Arenas, Chile

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After floating our way back (and bobbing like a drunken cork at the part where we made a right turn) over the Strait of Magellan, to the mainland side, we arrive in Punta Arenas late in the afternoon. Home sweet…
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Backtracking across Tierra del Fuego

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After two weeks in Ushuaia, and deciding Antarctica was out of our budget, we get ready to ride back toward the mainland.  The road into Ushuaia is a one-way deal, and to get back to the mainland we have to…
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Riding across Tierra del Fuego

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After a cup of hot chocolate at a restaurant near the ferry dock on the north side of TDF we ride south toward Cerro Sombrero where we plan to fuel up and then choose one of the several gravel roads…
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Riding back into Argentina

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From Chile Chico we ride just a few miles to the border with Argentina to cross back in and start our journey through the windswept southern Patagonia to Tierra del Fuego.  The Chileno offices are pretty simple to navigate with…
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Chileno Rodeo – Jineteada

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Growing up in South Dakota almost guarantees you exposure to animals, agriculture and a western way of life – at least indirectly if not directly.  I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that had ties to ranching…
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Chile’s Carretera Austral – Part 1

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After a few days on Chiloe we take a ferry from Castro to Chaiten over on the mainland.  The Carretera Austral starts somewhere south of Puerto Montt and drivers/riders must drive and take ferries to keep moving south.  We had…
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Chiloe

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The ferry from Puerto Montt and the mainland of Chile only takes about 45 minutes, just enough time to get a few photos before we get ready to ride the bikes off the slippery metal deck and onto Chiloe.  We…
Beware of guanacos, Tierra del Fuego

Land of fire

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Tierra del Fuego is both harsh and beautifully desolate.El Calafate, Argentina [by Paula] When European explorers reached ‘the end of the world’ at Tierra del Fuego in the 1500s, they called it the ‘land of fire’ because they could…

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